MINNEAPOLIS — Officials in Minnesota say no protesters seem to have been hit after a semitrailer drove right into a crowd demonstrating on a freeway close to downtown Minneapolis.
The Minnesota State Patrol says in a tweet that the motion appeared deliberate. The patrol says the driving force was injured and brought to a hospital with non-life-threatening accidents. Gov. Tim Walz says the driving force is out of the hospital and in police custody.
A tanker truck barreled by means of 1000’s of peaceable protesters in Minneapolis as the gang rushed out of the way in which. The driver was arrested and officers mentioned nobody was hit, although some protesters instructed native media that they’d seen individuals with accidents.https://t.co/FohD5ehXFA pic.twitter.com/E6hssu9yaQ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 1, 2020
It wasn’t clear how the driving force was damage. TV footage confirmed protesters swarming the truck, after which regulation enforcement rapidly transferring in.
Other TV footage confirmed the tanker truck transferring quickly onto the bridge and protesters showing to half forward of it.
Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington mentioned site visitors cameras seem to indicate the truck was already on the freeway earlier than barricades have been put in place to close it down at 5 p.m.
The protesters have been demonstrating towards the dying of George Floyd.